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  • Star Wars concept artist Colin Cantwell visits Metro Entertainment in Santa Barbara
    Colin Cantwell drew a large crowd at Metro Entertainment in Santa Barbara over the Memorial Day Weekend.Star Wars fans came to meet the engineer, designer and concept artist behind the original Star Wars ship.His longtime partner, manager and publicist Sierra Dall spoke on his behalf, while he posed for photos... Read more »
  • Another cougar sighting in Deschutes River canyon
    The latest in a string of cougar sightings around the region occurred Thursday evening when a resident on the west side of the Deschutes River canyon in southern Bend made a report, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Saturday. "We are continuing to monitor... Read more »
  • BREAKING: One person taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle
    One person has been taken to a local hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle, according to the El Paso Police Department.It happened at around 9 p.m. on Mesa and Resler in West El Paso. Police told ABC-7 one victim was taken to University Medical Center.... Read more »
  • Wrecked big rig cleared from interstate 10 eastbound, east of Coachella Valley
    UPDATE: According to the California Highway Patrol, wreckage was cleared from both eastbound lanes of interstate 10 by 7:10 Saturday night, and eastbound lanes are now open to traffic. A hazardous materials crew was called to the scene to help with cleanup efforts. No injuries were reported, and... Read more »
  • ATV accident at Oceano Dunes sends man to hospital
    California State Parks rangers responded to a call of an ATV accident. A 26-year-old man was found at the base of a 50-foot dune.It happened at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicle and Recreation Area shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.According to State Parks commander, Kevin Pierce, the all terrain car was... Read more »
  • Arroyo Grande host its 36th Annual Strawberry Festival
    This weekend Arroyo Grande host its 36th Annual Strawberry Festival. The event has a long history that has become a staple in the community. The fun festival gives people a chance to eat good food, hear live music and seeing what different vendors in the city have to offer. The... Read more »
  • Sheriff's office members mingle with community at Coffee Bean event in Goleta
    Santa Barbara community members got to mingle with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office team members at a special event in Goleta Saturday morning. The "Heroes at Heart" event was held at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at 5745 Calle Real from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Deputies spoke with... Read more »
  • Teens identified in fatal crash off of SR 33 in Ventura area
    Two people were killed in a single vehicle crash over the side of State Route 33 in the Ventura area on Friday. 19-year-old Absalom Rivas was driving his 1991 Toyota Corolla southbound on SR 33 north of Nordhoff Ridge Road when his car went off the highway for an unknown reason. His... Read more »
  • Annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival kicks off in Santa Barbara
    The annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival took place Saturday in Santa Barbara.The three-day event kicked off at Santa Barbara's Old Mission.Despite the gloomy weather and possibility of rain, the festivities went on. The concrete came to life with colorful drawings and paintings.Local artist Pedro De La Cruz made... Read more »
  • Missing man table a reminder of Memorial Day sacrifices
    Locals gathered in Palm Springs Saturday to kick off their Memorial Day weekend to honor service men and women, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. It's a lively atmosphere at the American Legion post in Palm Springs with music being played, and people enjoying refreshments. But... Read more »
  • Flash Flood Warning issued for North Ventura and Northeastern Santa Barbara areas
    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for some areas in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties Saturday.The mountains in North Ventura County and Northeastern Santa Barbara County have been issued the warning. Some locations that could experience flooding include Lockwood Valley, Frazier Mountain, Ventucopa, Highway 33, Highway... Read more »
  • Nearly 1,300 earn degrees from Hancock College this year following graduation
    The 98th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria Friday Afternoon. Exactly 1,273 students earned Associates degrees from approximately 94 majors this school year.The Board of Trustees President and Hancock Superintendent spoke at the ceremony. "Some say that an investment in higher education doesn't pay off, that... Read more »
  • DCSO: Diesel mistake trips up CRR shot-fired suspect
    A Washington state man allegedly pointed a gun at his stepfather at Crooked River Ranch early Saturday, threatened to shoot him and fired a shot in the air, then fled the scene, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said. A search ended with his arrest after he stole some diesel fuel and... Read more »
  • Oceano Dunes packed for Memorial Day Weekend
    The Oceano Dunes is already packed with visitors on this Memorial Day weekend.   Rangers are hoping to keep the state park safe after two deadly ATV accidents and a shooting. More... Read more »
  • Pedestrian killed in possible hit-and-run collision on I-10
    California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Interstate 10 westbound between Washington Street and Jefferson Street. The incident was reported just after 1 a.m., Saturday morning. {"url":"https://twitter.com/CALFIRERRU/status/1132205640858783744","author_name":"CAL FIRE Riverside","author_url":"https://twitter.com/CALFIRERRU","html":"&#lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&#gt;&#lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&#gt;Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle: RPT @ 1:05... Read more »
  • Two stolen Atascadero school district vehicles have been found following burglary
    Two Atascadero Unified School District vehicles stolen on Friday have been found.The Atascadero Police Department were able to locate the vehicles within three hours of the information being sent out.Someone had seen the press release about the burglary of the Atascadero Unified School District's Transportation Center located at 5355 Portrero... Read more »
  • Highway 41 closed down for hours after head-on car crash in Atascadero
    Highway 41 was closed for several hours after a head-on collision in the Atascadero area Friday night.The Atascadero Police Department, as well as the fire department, responded to the collision on HIghway 41 west of Old Morro Road. The occupants in both vehicles involved in the crash had moderate to... Read more »
  • BP agents seize $500,000 worth of drugs from aircraft
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl when it encountered a modified ultralight aircraft this week.Air and Marine Operations surveillance equipment picked up the aircraft at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release, and agents found it abandoned south of... Read more »
  • BP agents seize $500,000 worth of drugs from aircraft
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl when it encountered a modified ultralight aircraft this week.Air and Marine Operations surveillance equipment picked up the aircraft at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release, and agents found it abandoned south of... Read more »
  • BP agents seize $500,000 worth of drugs from aircraft
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl when it encountered a modified ultralight aircraft this week.Air and Marine Operations surveillance equipment picked up the aircraft at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release, and agents found it abandoned south of... Read more »
  • Portland co. must pay for rescinding pregnant woman's job offer
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a Portland company to pay a woman $80,000 for lost wages and damages for rescinding a job offer after learning she was pregnant. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports under a Friday consent decree signed by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon, Scribe X... Read more »
  • Boulder the size of a building blocks Colorado highway
    A road in Colorado is closed indefinitely due to a massive rock slide that produced two boulders large enough to wipe out a significant portion of the pavement. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the boulders struck Colorado 145 on Friday between Cortez and Telluride. The slide included dirt and... Read more »
  • Boulder the size of a building blocks Colorado highway
    A road in Colorado is closed indefinitely due to a massive rock slide that produced two boulders large enough to wipe out a significant portion of the pavement. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the boulders struck Colorado 145 on Friday between Cortez and Telluride. The slide included dirt and... Read more »
  • Boulder the size of a building blocks Colorado highway
    A road in Colorado is closed indefinitely due to a massive rock slide that produced two boulders large enough to wipe out a significant portion of the pavement. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the boulders struck Colorado 145 on Friday between Cortez and Telluride. The slide included dirt and... Read more »
  • WATCH: Rep. Escobar discusses results of diabetes study in El Paso
    On Friday, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D- Texas 16) discussed the findings from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on the high costs of prescription drugs for diabetes patients in El Paso.El Paso has about 19,000 Medicare beneficiaries on insulin, which is often cheaper in other countries than it is... Read more »